Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope with
- Separation from their loved ones
- Anxiety over loved ones' safety in combat zones
- Illnesses and injuries from combat, including disabilities
- Mental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder
- Family issues such as disruptions in parenting
- Caregiver stress
- Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families (08/17/2015, HealthDay)
- For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise If Partner Deployed (08/06/2015, HealthDay)
- Military Pathways (DoD Mental Health Self-Assessment (MHSA) Program) (Department of Defense, Deployment Health Clinical Center)
- Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse (Department of Defense)
- Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Members (National Center for PTSD) - PDF
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Targeting relational aggression in veterans: the Strength at Home Friends...
- Article: Correlates of cognitive flexibility in veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic...
- Article: Measuring secondary traumatic stress symptoms in military spouses with the...
- Veterans and Military Family Health -- see more articles